(original date 2/22/08)
I thought my older 3 children were picky eaters. But they have nothing on Devin! This boy is the world's pickiest eater!
I was so happy to be finished with formula on Devin's first birthday. For a few days I mixed the formula with whole milk. He gulped that down without a flinch from his little baby body. So, on his birthday I poured him a big old sippy cup full of milk. He took one sip and threw that bottle down. I tried again and again but every bottle was hurled against the cold tile floor. At the suggestion of a friend I tried soy milk. Eureka! It seems Devin prefers beans rather than Bessie the cow.
I also began trying to get him to eat the 3rd stage of baby food. That was also a no go. I believe that Devin feels he doesn't have time for all that chewing. He prefers food that he can drink through a straw. His 7 new baby teeth are not being utilized!
Food that Devin won't touch no matter what kind of airplane noise you make:
mashed potatoes (I can't blame him for that one, I won't eat them either!)
He will eat all of the above if he is in a good mood, and if you process the crap out of it!
Here is Devin's menu:
crackers, especially gold fish
I have found a great website that I hope will give me the resources to expand Devin's cuisine. Snacks For Toddlers has divided up food ideas from snacks, fun with fruit, and packed lunch boredom. They even have a blog, of course! I think for Devin's lunch I will try cheesy fingers with a banana smoothy. Wish me luck!
Here's the D man trying grapes for the first time. I sliced the roly poly fruit into little bitty pieces to keep the little guy from choking. Yeah, something else he will eat!